Tag: astrojargon

Conference Travel: URSI Day 2

Note: I am in no way a trained cosmologist. I play with radio telescopes, galaxies, and the ionosphere. I’m a bit out of my depth, so I do apologize in advance for inaccuracies and welcome corrections! Thursday was the second…

AstroJargon of the Week: Blazar

This week’s… last week’s… aw, did I miss a week? Anyway, THIS week’s “astrojargon” has a super-fun name, and it’s a pretty fun object as well. I’m talking about blazars. This is a subclass of AGN, the jargon with which…

AstroJargon of the Week: HI

For this week’s (late) AstroJargon, I’d like to point out a bit of jargon I used in my Ada Lovelace post the other day. I talked all about HI (the letter “H” and the Roman numeral one) studies, and before…

AstroJargon of the Week – AGN

Jeffrey Bennett, astronomer and author, once told us that a typical astronomy textbook has about as many vocabulary words as a typical foreign language textbook. So, in addition to teaching physical and astronomical concepts, we’re teaching a whole new language!…